Researchers highlight opportunities to improve cancer care for trans patients

June 7, 2023
To help envision cancer care standards that are inclusive of trans people and sensitive to their needs, researchers from UNC and the Center for Applied Transgender Studies published a commentary that pinpoints areas where providers and researchers can confront inequity.

Public health in practice: Fort Liberty military families benefit from new WIC office on base

June 5, 2023
Military families living at Fort Liberty (formerly Fort Bragg) are now enjoying healthier food thanks to the work of the UNC-supported Fort Liberty Public Health Partnership.

New study reveals strong connection between heart and brain health

June 1, 2023
Biostatistics researchers at UNC have collaborated on research that sheds light on the close relationship between cardiovascular diseases and brain diseases, unraveling the underlying genetic signatures and inter-organ connections between the heart and brain.

American College of Physicians names Barrett chair of Board of Regents

May 31, 2023
Dr. Eileen D. Barrett, alumna of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians, representing internal medicine physicians, related subspecialists and medical students. Her term began on Saturday, April 29, 2023.

A bubbling innovation for kids with visual impairment

May 9, 2023
Halima Hasan, a graduating senior in health policy and management, is part of App Team Carolina, a student iOS development team that worked with teachers of students with visual impairments to design an app to improve the reading skills of children with Cortical Visual Impairment.

4 Gillings faculty members honored with 2023 awards for mentorship, teaching, research and service

April 20, 2023
Four members of the Gillings School community were selected to receive the School’s most prestigious awards: Drs. Michael Hudgens (Larsh Award), Lindsey Smith Taillie (McGavran Award), Jason West (Greenberg Award) and Leah Devlin (Barr Award).

Wall named dean of UNC School of Government

April 11, 2023,
Dr. Aimee N. Wall, former associate dean and professor of public law and government and alumna of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named dean of the UNC School of Government.

Strong adolescent-parent relationships linked to improved health in young adults

April 3, 2023
New research in JAMA Network Open has found that investments in improving parent–adolescent relationships could help improve general health, mental health and sexual health, while also reducing substance use in young adulthood.

New UNC study quantifies $562M in financial risk from Hurricane Florence using novel modeling approach that evaluates risk of mortgage default and property abandonment

March 31, 2023
A new study from Carolina researchers estimates $562 million in previously unquantified financial risks arising from property value changes and uninsured flood damages in eastern North Carolina as a result of Hurricane Florence.

Two UNC scholars win 2023 Engaged Scholarship Prizes

March 23, 2023
Dr. Dane Emmerling and Elana Jaffe are the recipients of the 2023 Engaged Scholarship Prizes, which honors their scholarship to address public issues, engage communities in collaborative processes that produce or apply knowledge, advance service-learning and civic engagement in higher education, and disseminate their work to a broader public.

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